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IMAGING Management

Mitigating radiation risk in medical imaging: expert opinion

2018 29 May

In medical imaging, the level of radiation dose and risk is varied but is generally low. Despite the low magnitude and high uncertainty of this risk, its possibility cannot be easily refuted. Therefore, given the moral obligation of healthcare providers, "first do no harm," there is an ethical obligation to mitigate this risk, says a report to... Read more

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Utility of lead glasses and eye dosemeters in radiation protection

2018 17 Apr

The number of interventional procedures has expanded steadily over the last two decades as new interventions of increasing complexity have been developed. This increases the risk of the eye lens doses approaching or even exceeding the new annual radiation dose limit of 20 mSv set by the Ionising Radiations Regulations (IRR 2017), according to an article... Read more

Cardiology Management

Nuclear Cardiology Lab Slashes Radiation Dose by 60%

2017 09 May

According to new research presented at ICNC 2017, a large nuclear cardiology laboratory has slashed its average radiation dose by 60% in eight years. The study is published in Cardiovascular Imaging. See Also : Prognostic Value of Non-invasive Cardiac Exams in CAD Patients Professor Randall Thompson, a cardiologist at the Mid America Heart... Read more

IMAGING Management

Balancing Radiation Doses

2017 14 Apr

According to a new study, radiation doses for common CT scans can be safely and effectively reduced and more consistently administered by assessing and comparing doses across hospitals. The study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine. See Also : Assessment of Radiation Dose Reduction Awareness Over the last decade, there has been a steady... Read more

IMAGING Management

Assessment of Radiation Dose Reduction Awareness

2017 21 Mar

The observed increase in the number of abstracts regarding radiation dose reduction in the interventional radiology community over the past 10 years has not mirrored the increased volume seen within diagnostic radiology, suggesting that increased education and discussion about this topic may be warranted, according to a review published in the journal... Read more

Health Management

Imaging with EOS®

2016 25 Aug

The Radiologist’s View The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) acquired the ‏EOS ® imaging system because the technology gives ‏us biplanar capability with a single exam, with no distortion ‏in the image and most importantly, it is low-dose. Our ‏orthopaedic surgeons wanted to reduce radiation dose for ‏their patients, particularly the pediatric... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation Dose - Who Calibrates the Machines?

2016 01 Feb

Dose reduction programmes rely on hardware, software and the actions of healthcare staff and patients. But did you ever stop to wonder who ensures the accuracy of the imaging and radiation therapy machines? The University of Wisconsin Radiation Calibration Laboratory provides calibration services to around 60 percent of the U.S. medical physics market,... Read more

Health Management

CT Dose Management: A Pan European Strategy

2016 05 Jan

Computed Tomography (CT) ranks as one of the top five medical developments of the last 40 years, with its inventors being awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1979 (Radiologyinfo. org 2011). From the first generation of CT scanners in the 1970s to the fourth generation scanners of today, the technological improvements of CT in speed, resolution and... Read more

Health Management

Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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IMAGING Management

Lower Dose, Lower Contrast Possible for CTA Scans

2015 26 Dec

A CTA scan (a scan of the arteries) can be performed with a contrast medium volume reduction of up to 75 percent and up to 50 percent reduction in radiation dose, according to a new study from the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. Researchers say the study's results can almost directly be applied in hospitals today, thus providing enormous... Read more